The FlowMachines project, funded by the European Union's European Research Council, has produced "Hello World," the first entire studio album co-created by artists and artificial intelligence (AI).
The album was produced by 15 artists, music producer Benoit Carre, and software designed by computer scientist Francois Pachet.
Pachet says the software uses neural networks that learn from experience by forming connections over time, mimicking the biological networks of the human brain.
He notes a musician initially provides "inspiration" to the software by exposing it to a collection of songs, and after the system understands the given style, it creates a new composition.
"The system...analyzes the music in terms of beats, melody, and harmony," Pachet says, "and then outputs an original piece of music based on that style."
The researchers note they had to make sure the software could adapt to the creative workflow of musicians without becoming annoying.
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